<style name="Theme.IOSched" parent="android:style/Theme.Light">
android:windowContentOverlayis your shadow, and setting it to
@nullin your theme will eliminate it. You can see this in action in the Google I|O 2010 conference app, which uses many of the same UI conventions as does the new Twitter app. However, right now, the Twitter app has not yet been open-sourced, which is why I point you to the I|O app. The code fragment above is from that app's
The concept of
ActionBar has been introduced with the Twitter application for Android. More recently, we have seen this widget in the Google I/O 2010 schedule application. To sum up, an
ActionBar can be considered as an advanced title bar that is capable of:
ActionBaritems (similar to buttons)
The dashboard pattern serves as a home orientation activity for your users. It is meant to include the categories or features of your application. We recommend including an Action bar on this screen as well.
The dashboard can be static or dynamic. For example, in the case of our dashboard for Twitter, we used the goodness of Live Wallpapers introduced in 2.1 to create an animated dashboard complete with real-time trend bubbles and the Twitter bird silhouette.